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Crowdfunding Works For Established Companies

Crowdfunding is not just for startups. In fact, more mature small businesses that have actual revenue and profits are actually better suited for equity or debt crowdfunding as their investor risk profile is less. One recent example can be found … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Shows Cracks In Our Society

Sick society? Alissa Quart, executive director of the Economic Hardship Reporting Project, asserts that crowdfunding and the “gig” economy actually represent huge societal problems. “Middle class life is now 30 percent more expensive than it was 20 years ago, Quart … Continue reading

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Selling Stock On GoFundMe – Bad Idea

Let’s face it. Trying to crowdfund millions of dollars to take over a company where the donors get nothing in return is not a viable strategy. Issac Larian’s effort to raise $1 Billion has garnered only $62,000 in pledges to … Continue reading

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Cambridge Study Of Successful Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding research from Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, United Kingdom, of 10,000 Kickstarter campaigns reports that successful appeals have the following attributes: lower targets, shorter duration, prior successful campaigns by the organizers, a burst of funding early in the campaign, … Continue reading

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Banks Ban Use of Credit Cards To Buy Bitcoin

The money center banks, CitiGroup, Capital One,Bank of American and JP Morgan have now banned the use of their credit cards to buy Bitcoin. This is in reaction to many consumers who are leveraging their purchases using credit card debt. … Continue reading

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Crowd Bonds: Tax Advantaged P2P Lending

Another spin on crowdfunding: “crowd bonds.” Downing Crowd is a crowdfunding peer to peer lending platform that has raised £1.7bn from 35,000 investors seeking to invest in businesses that make a profit and a difference. The borrowers are vetted, the … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Platform Finds A Niche

As a market gets crowded, players start looking for niches to fill. That’s Honeycomb, an accelerator startup that is now an SEC registered web portal. Honeycomb plans to have local customers fund small loans for community businesses that have actual … Continue reading

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